Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
Native to South America. Upright, open habit, 2–3 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide. Stems and narrowly ob...
Biennial grown as an annual. East Asian native reaching 1 1/2–2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Lance-shap...
Two kinds of mustard are popular in American gardens, both derived from plants native to the Mediterra...